Brewed by Brasserie de l’Abbaye du Val-Dieu
Style: Belgian Ale
Aubel, Belgium


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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Beer made in the name of a Walloon soccer club, nicknamed "les Rouches".

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (9313) - Enghien, BELGIUM - FEB 23, 2012
33cl, la bière qui fait la fierté de Liège et de ’papa’ magique socialiste. Val Dieu monte sur le terrain avec cette bière et à défaut de marquer un but propose un spectacle intéressant à la buvette. Couleur dorée, col blanc avec qcq sédiments en bouteille. Arôme malté, fruité et épicé et grains, retrouve cette levure type de Val Dieu mais aussi un bouquet qui me rappelle le genièvre. En bouche, profilé épicé / herbacé auquel se mélange un malt biscuité avec un côté anise ou baies de genévrier. Bière agréable en dégustation, je ne me vois pas en descendre de trop dans les tribunes. Dans tous les cas, ça change des bières immondes de chez Inbev.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 15, 2012
Medium head carbonation the same misty gold pour aromas citrus woodyness spices pear grassy flavours sweet yeast orange citrus not much else some pear woodyness hint of spice finish fruit mild spice and sweetness they the main aftertastes tasted better

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 16, 2011
Pours a hazy medium yellow. Aroma is lightly malty, hoppy, yeasty. Flavor is moderately sweet, highly alcoholic, citrus.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DruncanVeasey (8012) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2011
Bottle round The Jenners (thought it was my first ever bottle-condtioned Luxembourgian when I was rating it, bit disappointed to find out it’s Belgian). Pale and fizzing with a tall head and fishbowl floaties. Slight honey, Belgian-like hop and botanicals aroma; lime and vanilla. Fine and marmalade-hinting hop, slight grassiness, honey. Watery finish with almond specks. Solid.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Eructoblaster (3844) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 11, 2010
Bottle - 330ml. Hazy blond body with a good white foamy head. Decent, well balanced malty/hoppy aroma with herbal hints. Its malty taste carries corny and sweet notes. Ends with a short, misbalanced corny/sweet finish. Disappointing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
altonbrownd (5657) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - AUG 27, 2010
Bottle from Delhaize. Golden honey body with lots of head. Nose is quite malty and spicy. Flavour is caramel, malts and sweet. Texture is syrupy and nice. Good one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thebeertourist (5187) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 31, 2010
Bottle from Utobeer. Pale golden with a sizeable head, but a lot of sediment floating around. Good fruity and spicy aroma. Some herbal bitterness, otherwise quite fruity. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
spkevin (433) - Doetinchem, NETHERLANDS - JUL 27, 2010
Bottle from a local supermarket in the Belgian Ardennes. Pours dark orange/light red with a good white head. A lot of yeast floating in the glass. Nice aroma with Belgian Ale hints. Good taste with spicey notes. Gets better along the way. Nice brew!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MXD (304) - Gatineau/St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 15, 2010
At l’Autre Oeil. Pours pale gold, good carbonation. Forms quite a thick whitehead, remains through. Aroma is mainly malty, some citrus in the way. Slightly spicy as well, can’t tell which. Quite "sparkling" in the mouth : otherwise, "lead" taste is banana and honey are leading the way... Chamomilla in that one (?!). That was on the menu, and made sense. Just never expected to actually taste that. Medium-body, at the very most. Finish is much bitter than everything that came before. Zero acidity. Feels oily, and then quite sticky. Pretty sweet. Pretty good one, but mainly summer stuff.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
goozen (3810) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAY 29, 2010
Bottle 0,33ltr: Hazy yellow coloured ale with some sweet taste, pretty safe brew for an football club. Why not to try some Vienna malts that will gives the beer and red colour.

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